Holiday Gift Guide

There’s a lot of pressure this time of year to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list from your friends, family, coworkers – the list can be overwhelming! So I’ve put together this guide to help offer up some handmade suggestions for all the holiday gift ideas you’ll need for a successful holiday season!

Remember to think outside the big box and shop small! Not only will you get more unique items, and one-of-a-kind gifts, but you’ll be supporting individuals rather than larger corporations.

Today I’ve gathered up a range of Christmas gift selections for you to help give you ideas for all your handmade holiday gift giving this season! Click any link for more information or browse the entire PhoenixFire Designs etsy shop for many more ideas and options! And, as always, feel free to contact us for something custom made, personalized or one of a kind made just for you!

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What do I buy my kid’s teacher for Christmas?

Not everyone will look for teacher’s gifts but for those who are looking might enjoy a play on the traditional “apple for teacher” idea! Why give your child’s teacher a single apple when a whole apple tree is a much more whimsical and fun take on the idea. This fruit tree also serves a sweet representation of planting the seed of knowledge and watching it bloom.


Apple Tree of Life Pendant with Peridot Leaves and Ruby Red Jade Apples

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What do I buy for a knitter? / What’s a good gift for a crafter? / What is a good rustic, handmade Christmas gift idea?

Handmade yarn ball ornament. These are perfect for knitters or fiber lovers! They’re also a fun way to celebrate handmade and have a rustic, country Christmas style for your tree.


Yarn Ball Ornament, Christmas Tree Decoration for Knitters

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What do I buy my Mom? / What’s a good gift for a new Mom? / Christmas gift ideas for Moms?

When it comes to getting a gift for Mom, why not celebrate her and her family? By getting her something unique, customized and personalized with birthstones of her children, it becomes extra personal and special. Or, if she’s a new mom, why not get her something sweet to announce the new addition to the family?

Nowadays, many new moms are often given what’s known as “push gifts” or “push presents” as a way to celebrate the birth of the new baby; marking the momentous occasion of the birth with a gift to celebrate nine long months waiting for the new arrival!

For the Mom who prefers a more dainty, understated necklace, this unbroken circle or eternity pendant personalized with family birthstones makes a wonderful and sublte way to celebrate family.

Dainty Circle Family Birthstone Necklace

For the first time Mom or new Mom, why not a sweet bird nest pendant, announcing It’s a Girl! or It’s a Boy! with a little pink or blue egg nestled in the wire wrapped bird’s nest?

It’s a Girl Bird Nest Necklace


It’s a Boy Bird Nest Pendant Necklace

For the mom with a larger family, how about a Family Tree? Handmade from scratch and customized with your choice of branches and birthstones, each tree is a unique representation of your family! You can even have a multigenerational family tree including grandparents, parents, and grandchildren all together in one beautiful and deeply meaningful pendant.


Birthstone Family Tree of Life

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What do I buy for a friend or coworker as a stocking stuffer? / What do I buy someone who loves Christmas? / What’s a fun and lighthearted gift?

What about something fun and seasonal like a pair of miniature Christmas tree earrings? They’re dainty enough to be easily wearable and yet colorful and vibrant and will bring seasonal festive fun to your everyday wardrobe! They’re also a great gift under $25!


Czech Glass and Swarovski Crystal Miniature Christmas Tree Earrings

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What do I get for my Yoga Teacher? / What do I get for my Massage Therapist? / What’s a good gift idea for my Yoga instructor?

It’s important to really find something unique and special for yoga instructors, your masseuse, lightworkers, healers or the ladies in your wellness center or spa. More so than most, a big-box, mass produced item just isn’t going to cut it. These women have a different mindset and greater appreciation of the artistic.

Perhaps something celebrating chakra or the spirituality of a rainbow of colors – each with a deep, whole body meaning.

Chakra Rainbow Gemstone Full Moon Tree of Life

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What do I get for the hard to shop for person? / What’s a unique Christmas gift idea? / What do I get someone who loves space, astrology, astronomy or celestial images?

There’s often that one person on your list who’s very hard to shop for! The person who defies conventional gift ideas, or who has broad, unique and diverse interests that are hard to pin down to a single gift. In those instances, I say you think outside the box. Opt for something really unique and special; something no one else is going to have; something that will draw attention, attract a sense of wonder, and provide a sense of awe.

Might I suggest my glow in the dark full moon tree of life necklace? It’s just unique enough to be special and yet be the perfect gift for so many people on your holiday shopping list.

Glow in the Dark Full Moon Tree of Life Pendant Necklace

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What do I get for someone who loves steampunk? / What to buy someone who loves peacocks or peacock feathers?

How about a hand trimmed, natural peacock feather inside a copper glass vial? It’s a striking piece and every one is unique. They are real attention getters and a great gift under $50!


Steampunk inspired Peacock Feather Copper Vial Locket Necklace

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What do I get someone who loves owls?

I have the perfect suggestion: a full moon tree of life pendant with a copper owl nestled in the branches! It’s available in multiple wire color combinations too! Would also be a wonderful gift for a Harry Potter fan – I know I love the owls including Hedwig! – and an owl full moon tree makes a magical gift.

Opalite Moonstone Full Moon Tree of Life with Copper Owl

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What do I get for someone who loves wolves? / What’s a good wolf Christmas gift?

Wolves are always a popular motif and there’s any number of unique wolf gift ideas out there. But what about something truly different? I have a handmade, glow in the dark full moon tree with howling wolf charm pendant which combines a love of the night sky, the full moon and the beauty and majesty of a lone wolf singing out into the night.


Howling Wolf Glow in the Dark Full Moon Tree of Life Pendant Necklace

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I need a Christmas Gift Set / What’s a good jewelry set for Christmas? / Easy, ready to give gift set for Christmas?

Sometimes, it’s just easier if a gift is already nicely put together into a gift set. Especially a coordinating jewelry set where you know all the pieces match. A pendant, a necklace and matching earrings – all in one, all ready to give. Even gift wrapped if you prefer! I have a few gift sets all combined together into one easy to purchase listing. These bonus gift sets also are a great value, giving you not only a gift wrapped and ready to give set, but an instant 10% savings vs buying separately!

My number one best-selling opalite moonstone full moon tree is available in this instant savings gift set, complete with necklace and earrings with optional faux bois woodgrain gift wrap for easy gift giving.


Holiday Gift Set, Opalite Moonstone Full Moon Tree of Life pendant, matching chain, and coordinating earrings

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Check out the PhoenixFire Designs etsy shop for many more ideas and options! And, as always, feel free to contact us for something custom made, personalized or one of a kind made just for you!